January 2017

Found 3 blog entries for January 2017.

real estate offer earnest money

So you’ve found the perfect home to buy and are getting ready to make an offer with your Realtor. She explains to you that you’ll need to include an earnest money deposit with your contract to purchase, and this amount is usually 1% of the offer price. Before pulling out your checkbook, you should understand that this deposit will go towards the amount you pay at closing. In South Carolina, this money sits in an escrow account, usually with your Realtor’s company, until the closing is ready to take place. However, there are 3 ways you can lose this money (meaning the seller gets to keep the entire amount). Pay attention so that you can ensure every dollar comes back to you on closing day!

Your Offer Included No Contingencies

A real estate

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fleming park community james island sc

With so few new construction homes on James Island, we wanted buyers to know that there are still 13 homes remaining of the original 49 lots in Fleming Park. These single family houses are built exclusively by Ashton Woods which has recently become one of the biggest privately held builders in the U.S. You might recognize their work from Freeman’s Point on James Island, Riverview Farms on Johns Island, Darrell Creek in Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island Park, and Strawberry Station in Moncks Corner.

Fleming Park on James Island offers convenient access to Downtown Charleston. A 5 to 10 minute drive (with just 2 traffic lights) is ideal for commuters who work on the Peninsula or plan to commute via the James Island Connector. So many of our clients want to

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why the early bird buyer gets the new listing

If you’ve checked out the latest Charleston real estate statistics, you’ve seen that last year was one of the strongest years in our metro’s recorded history. Although the average home lasted 58 days on the market before it went under contract, the listings that are most desirable often go under contract within just a few days for full list price. The homes in Charleston that sell the fastest are: priced well from the start, in good condition, newer, located closer to Downtown Charleston and the beaches, and zoned for good public schools.

Most buyers don’t realize how fast paced the market is now, especially if they’re relocating from another part of the country where it’s a more balanced market. Charleston currently has one of the strongest

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